The 1Channel (also known as PrimeWire) addon for Kodi was removed from our web site and forums as of June 12th, 2017 after being mentioned in a lawsuit filed against us by Bell, Rogers, Videotron and TVA. Prior to this lawsuit, we had never received any copyright complaint mentioning this addon. It appears that this addon scraped a single web site. It was first developed by bstrdsmkr, then tknorris, and later a develper named k3l3vra. As far as we know, development of the 1Channel (PrimeWire) addon for Kodi has been discontinued.
We have no idea how many people actually used 1Channel since no statistics are available. It was one of the older Kodi addons, having passed hands between a bunch of developers in its lifetime. We have heard rumours that some unknown developers are still maintaining the 1Channel code, we want to make it clear that we have no part of it, and want absolutely nothing to do with this type of addon moving forward. We would also like to inform our users that some big corporations claim that using this addon amounts to breaking the law. As far as we know the developers had nothing to do with the web sites bearing the same name.